PDP president Mehbooba Mufti has been released after nearly 14 months of detention, government said on Tuesday.
“Ms. Mehbooba Mufti being released,” Rohit Kansal, government spokesman said in a tweet. Sources said that she was released later.
Mehbooba was among hundreds of people detained in 2019 to prevent protests against the Government of India’s move to divest J&K of its special status through the nullification of the Constitution’s Article 370 and to divide state into two Union territories.
Omar Abdullah also twitted soon after her release “I’m pleased to hear that @MehboobaMufti Sahiba has been released after more than a year in detention. Her continued detention was a travesty & was against the basic tenets of democracy. Welcome out Mehbooba.”
Daughter of M Mufti(iltija Mufti) wrote” As Ms Mufti’s illegal detention finally comes to an end, Id like to thank everybody who supported me in these tough times. I owe a debt of gratitude to you all. This is Iltija signing off. فی امان اﷲ May allah protect you”